Mid-Year New Student Orientation

Welcome to St. Olaf!

We are so glad you are an Ole!

Welcome to the Hill! You are now a part of an extensive community of leaders, scholars, and doers and we could not be more excited for you to start your St. Olaf experience.

Joining our community mid-year…

Whether you join us for the Fall or in the Spring, we are thrilled to welcome you to the Hill! Mid-Year New Student Orientation is the process through which we seek to welcome, orient, and transition incoming students to our campus community in February. Though more condensed than our summer program, MY NSO is still designed to provide a foundation for success in and out of the classroom here at St. Olaf. Continue to check back to this website to stay updated on the MY NSO program!

Step One:

Review the Checklist

As you prepare to join us on campus, there are a few things we need from you! Review our checklist and make note of any deadlines to ensure you are ready to start your St. Olaf experience!

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Step Two:

Orientation Modules

Before making the journey to Northfield, we have three online modules to introduce you to our St. Olaf community, how to succeed academically, and how to get involved both on and off the Hill.

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Step Three:


We cannot wait to welcome you to your new home on campus! Not sure what to bring? We’ve compiled a list of common residence hall room items as well as information about the move-in process.

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Mid-Year New Student Orientation Schedule

At this time, we are still developing this year’s Mid-Year New Student Orientation. Make sure you check back to this webpage as we get closer to the Spring Semester!
Wanting to get a headstart on NSO? You can view many of our recorded sessions from this summer online! From large group presentations to our “Ole Experience Workshops”, we have a number of streamable resources to prepare you for life at St. Olaf!

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Have a Question?

That’s okay! We are here to help! Please do not hesitate to reach out to newstudents@stolaf.edu and we will be in touch!